Miami Food and Dining News

Well, lots to report in the Miami Dining scene. First of all, of course, it’s Miami Spice of course and will be until the end of September. I haven’t be able to make it to one, but finally ate at Zitz Sum with friends a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it. It’s a smallContinue reading “Miami Food and Dining News”

Gigi Camp- Hawaiian Style!

Someone asked a celebrity what the best part of being a grandparent was and he said the fact he no longer had to listen to his friends tell him how great it was. I get it! I was one of the first people of my social circle to become a grandparent, and extolled the virtuesContinue reading “Gigi Camp- Hawaiian Style!”

Asian Miso-Sesame Dressing

When we visited Hawaii, Miso-Sesame Dressing was all over the islands and on many menus, so when I returned home, I wanted to make some of my own. Luckily, I already had a recipe on hand to try from the New York Times Food section called Miso-Sesame Vinaigrette That’s Good on Anything. Sounds like youContinue reading “Asian Miso-Sesame Dressing”

Michelin Meets Miami Spice

It’s that time of year again! Time to get your Foodie vibe on and try restaurants you can’t normally afford during the two months of Miami Spice, starting today. Miami Spice runs from August 1st to September 30th and features a three course, prix-fixe meal for lunches, brunches and dinners. Things are a little differentContinue reading “Michelin Meets Miami Spice”

Foodie in Hawaii

While visiting Hawaii, I kind of felt the eating style was a bit of a split personality. There was plenty of fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables to eat but also a lot of processed food like Spam, tater tots, macaroni salad and always, white rice. Even my healthy Spicy Poke came with two scoops ofContinue reading “Foodie in Hawaii”

Travel Tricks from a Pro

They say 2022 is the year for “Revenge Travel.” With all the delays and cancellations in flights, lost luggage and shortages of everything, including staffing for the airlines, traveling in these times seems more like an exercise in masochism, than any kind of revenge. However, after having recently traveled across the United States from FloridaContinue reading “Travel Tricks from a Pro”

Food Trends 2022 (second 1/2)

These are Food Trends I’ve noticed happening in the second half of 2022. My observations come from eating out, following Social Media posts and reading food articles and newsletters. In particular, there was an article in the NYT Food section about The Fancy Food Show held in New York recently, which alerts forecasters to upcomingContinue reading “Food Trends 2022 (second 1/2)”

Happy Fourth of July!

4000 weeks. That’s the book Jeff Bridges, one of my favorite actors, is reading and it’s the amount of time we have in our life if we live until 80. It seems like a lot and, then again, not enough. Today would have been my Dad’s 87th birthday. He died at 67. At the timeContinue reading “Happy Fourth of July!”

Southern Comfort and Elvis

Tuesday was the First day of Summer, although in Miami, it’s felt like summer for a while. I took photos of my garden, which I try to do at the beginning of each season. While my tomatoes are gone, as well as most of my herbs, I do still have pepper plants (Jalapeno, Serrano andContinue reading “Southern Comfort and Elvis”

#bestdayever (on ‘Bout Time)

I hope everyone had a relaxing and memorable Father’s Day. I tried to relieve Zeke of some of the cooking duties, so had pre-seasoned the filet and T-Bone steaks the night before with Ina’s Spicy Coffee Rub. The longer they stay in the rub, the tastier they are. I made Green Goddess Twice-Baked Potato earlierContinue reading “#bestdayever (on ‘Bout Time)”